When there is no water, there is needless suffering.
Poverty, disease, hunger, inequality... you name it. There are lots of things wrong with our world. Each has devastating effects on billions of lives. But did you know that many of the seemingly impossible problems facing the world's poor are linked directly to a lack of clean water?
Nearly 1 billion people don't have safe water to drink.
A child dies every 15 seconds from a lack of clean water.
115 people die every hour from diseases linked to poor sanitation, poor hygiene and contaminated water.
1 in 5 children who die before age 5 worldwide, die of a water related disease.
Children often walk miles every day to collect dirty water to drink.
Water related illness kills more people each year than wars and conflict.
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Last Tuesday the head education director of The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP for short), Kim Estes, came in as a guest speaker, invited by the environmental club. The main topic of her presentation was water supply and wastewater…
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It looks like you have a lot of great projects in the works-
Which of your developments are you most excited about in the upcoming months?
Let me know if the zoo can help you in any way.
December 2, 2014 at 6pm to December 19, 2014 at 7pm
NYC DOE Sustainability Initiative's artwork contest invites students to create posters about environmental sustainability (energy, water, ecology, etc.), and actions that schools can take to get involved. Winning posters will be produced and be available for schools to order at no cost, and prizes will be awarded to 9 winners. See More